Angela Kinsey

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Actress

Birth Date: June 25, 1971

Age: 52 years old

Birth Place: Lafayette, Louisiana

Angela Kinsey first became known to millions when she was cast as uptight accountant Angela Martin on the hit NBC sitcom "The Office" (2005-2013). Armed with formidable acting chops as well as writing talents, the petite comedienne spent nearly a decade on comedy stages prior to her big break, performing with some of Hollywood's most renowned improv and sketch comedy troupes.

Angela Kinsey was born on June 25, 1971, in Lafayette, LA. Her father, an engineer, relocated his family to Indonesia when Kinsey was only two years old. She spent the next 12 years living in Jakarta, speaking Indonesian and English, complete with a Texas accent, thanks to her parents. There was no TV in the Kinsey house, so Angela grew up with a love for reading and especially writing, scripting out plays and comedy skits for the neighborhood kids to perform. When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, Angela replied "Carol Burnett," as the much-retold family story went.

When she was 14 years old, the Kinseys moved back to the States, to a North Texas dot on the map called Archer. Angela acted in school plays and after graduation, went on to Baylor University outside Waco. She took as many theater and writing classes there as she could, and spent a semester abroad in England where she cultivated a love for Shakespeare, Wadsworth and the British tradition of theater. After graduating with a degree in English, she joined a post-graduate program in New York, where she worked as an intern on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC, 1993-2009).

In 1995, Kinsey moved to Los Angeles, where she quickly began landing roles in commercials. Meanwhile, she took courses at renowned comedy training spots The Groundlings and the Improv Olympic, where she tirelessly performed with troupes and wrote and performed in sketch shows. She began to land spots on sitcoms like "Step By Step" (ABC, 1991-97) and "All of Us" (UPN/CW 2003-07), putting her Texas accent to work voicing a few episodes of "King of the Hill" (Fox, 1997-2009 ). Between acting gigs, she worked as an operator for 1-800-DENTIST. Ten years after landing in Hollywood, Kinsey was called in to audition for the NBC version of the award-winning BBC comedy "The Office." She originally auditioned for the role of receptionist Pam, but execs instead offered her the role of the busybody, uber-Puritan accountant Angela. She, along with the rest of the cast members from "The Office," was recognized with an award from the Screen Actors Guild in early 2007. Hot off her success as the love interest of Dwight Schrute, Kinsey was scheduled to be a guest on an experimental improv show called "Thank God You're Here" on NBC later in the spring of 2007. On film, Kinsey appeared in the 2004 short "Career Suicide," and in 2006 she made her full-length feature debut with the independent film "Tripping Forward."

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The Big Nailed It Baking ChallengeStream

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Tall Girl 2Stream

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2022
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Angela Martin
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2020

The Office: Superfan Episodes

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Angela Martin
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2020

DeliciousnessStream

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DeliciousnessStream

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2020

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2020

Be Our Chef

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2020

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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2019

GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke

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2019

Today With Hoda & Jenna

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2019

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Mrs. Wallace
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2019

Tall GirlStream

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Helanie Kreyman
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2019
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Busy Tonight

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2018

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Jeannie
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2018
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2018

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2018

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2018

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2017

Pickler & Ben

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Bethany
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2016
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Uncle BuckStream

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2016
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To Tell the TruthStream

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2016

The Real O'NealsStream

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Sheila DeMars
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2016
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2016

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2015

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The Late Late Show

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Michelle
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2014
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Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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The Jeff Probst Show

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Larry King NowStream

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Gracie Awards 2012

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New GirlStream

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Rose
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ConanStream

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The Talk

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Mrs. Carson
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Furry Vengeance

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2010

Lopez Tonight

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2009

Watch What Happens Live With Andy CohenStream

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2009

The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien

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2009

The Bonnie Hunt Show

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Yo Gabba Gabba!Stream

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2007

The Better Show

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2007

License to Wed

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2007

Rachael Ray ShowStream

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2006

The OfficeStream

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Angela Martin
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2005
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The OfficeStream

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2005
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American DadStream

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2005

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

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All of UsStream

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2003

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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2003

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Arlene Boras
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2002
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Last Call With Carson Daly

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2002

King of the HillStream

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Angela
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1997

Access Hollywood

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1996

Late Show With David Letterman

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1993

Step by StepStream

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1991

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